As part of the long term City Centre land use plan under development, a recreational “Green Network” was proposed to facilitate the movement of pedestrians and cyclists in the area. The Green Network is more than just bicycle ways though; it also incorporates natural habitat enhancement, sustainable stormwater management, placemaking through public art and historical markers, wayfinding, and street furniture. Among the projects:
- a pedestian priority core near City Hall and SFU
- an art walk along University Drive
- a history walk along the Quibble Creek Greenway
- a culture corridor along King George
- a series of new plazas and “pocket parks”
- a new “urban greenway” with separated bike paths along 105 A Ave
- higher quality greenways
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On November 2nd, 2009, the City of Surrey will launch an international design competition known as TownShift. Following in the footsteps of FormShift, a similar competition in Vancouver, TownShift will challenge planners, designers, and the general public …
Cloverdale’s Main St upgrade is finally complete will the installation of hanging baskets along the lampposts. The baskets look fantastic and colourful.
In addition, I’ve included pictures of the three life sized public art carvings that were installed earlier in the spring. These statues were part of the Cultural Capital program of 2008.
More pictures are after the jump.